Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Copyright Question

Doc Searls has a question about copyright. The Huffington Post says:
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What does these terms mean for bloggers like me who run ads on their blog? Does that make us a "commercial blog"?

Doc notes: "A while back, Larry Lessig advised me (among other bloggers with public domain dedications on their blogs) to choose another license. I forget the exact reason, but it was roughly because the current copyright environment is insane."

This leaves me questioning the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommericial 2.0 license I use for this blog. If someone is making money by running a few Google Ads on their blog violating license?

If I found someone selling my music on CD or using my blog entries to publish a book, I would be more than a little upset. I doubt if this would ever happen, but that is the sort of protection the CC license offers.

The purpose of Creative Commons is to free ideas from the restrains of copyright law. I wonder now, if they went far enough, or if I chose the wrong license.


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